Dare County Emergency Management is the lead role in preparing for and directing response to major emergencies and disasters , both natural and man-made within Dare County. The Department of Emergency Management is the local community based equivalent of the NC Division of Emergency Management Agency at the State level and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Federal level. It works closely with all agencies (public & private) before, during and after emergencies/disasters to provide the coordination of comprehensive protection of lives and property. 

Dare County Emergency Management has a full-time staff that receives specialized training in many varied fields. Like other public safety officials, staff members serve the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

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Cancellations & Closures due to Weather

Post Date:01/06/2017 2:03 p.m.

The Dare County Libraries will be closed and all Dare County Parks and Recreation activities have been cancelled for Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 due to the impending weather.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Dare County and the National Weather Service‚Äôs latest forecast shows increased potential for freezing rain and sleet north of Oregon Inlet. Travel may become hazardous with ice covered roads and bridges, particularly north of Oregon Inlet. Power outages may be more prevalent due to ice accumulation on power lines and tree limbs. 

With the greater potential for freezing rain and sleet followed by temperatures below freezing, road condition could remain poor through the weekend and into Monday.

On Monday, January 9, Dare County Offices will be open and trash collection will remain on schedule unless weather conditions prohibit safe travel. Please monitor darenc.com/WinterWeather for any updates or changes, safety tips and important contact information. 

Be aware that the National Weather Service has also issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for soundside locations and are predicting water levels 2 to 3 feet above normal Saturday morning through early Monday.

Updated weather information is available from the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/mhx/

 

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